November loads up for AC

Air Canada turned in a system load factor of 78.1% for November 2012, compared to a load factor of 75.9% for November 2011 — that’s an increase of 2.2 percentage points. The carrier’s system traffic increased 4.6% on a system-wide capacity increase of 1.7%. The carrier reports its traffic results on system-wide basis, including regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases capacity. Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada, said that: “For the month of November, Air Canada reported a load factor of 78.1%, an increase of 2.2 percentage points from the previous year and our second highest ever for the month. Led by increases in traffic of 6.9% in Asia Pacific markets, and of 7% overall in the Australia, Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America markets, Air Canada generated greater traffic in all markets the airline serves with system wide growth of 4.6% on a capacity increase of 1.7% through higher utilization of our existing fleet. These strong results underscore the effectiveness of our disciplined capacity management and our award winning product. I thank our employees whose professionalism and focus on taking care of customers have been instrumental in earning their loyalty.” Go to for more.